Man Utd’s Young facing possible ban after elbow v Southampton

Date published: Sunday 31st December 2017 8:40

Ashley Young is sweating on a possible retrospective ban from the FA after appearing to elbow Southampton’s Dusan Tadic on Saturday.

Television footage emerged of Young appearing to elbow Tadic in the stomach during the game.

Young could face a suspension if the Football Association decides to take retrospective action over the incident, with referee Craig Pawson having missed the clash.

Discussing the incident, Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino said: “I haven’t seen the replay but it is difficult for the referee to see in one second what happened in all different places – but I have to respect the decision.”

Pellegrino may still be chasing an elusive win, having gone more than a month since the 4-1 defeat of Everton, but was buoyed by his team’s character in the 0-0 draw.

“For sure we are really pleased, not just for the point, we are happy because our performance was really good from the beginning to the end,” he said.

“In the way we approached the game, good focus, attitude, personality. United were never comfortable on the pitch and were always uncomfortable on the pitch.”

 

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